|Since the release of their impressive 2005 debut, ‘De strijdlust is geboren’, HEIDEVOLK has taken the heavy music scene by storm, conquering stages throughout the world with their very own brand of folk metal. With dual clean vocals, irresistibly catchy songs, traditional instruments and fast metal riffing all fueled by their folkloric fire and pagan pride, HEIDEVOLK delivers an uncompromising sound and musical adventure.
Their new masterpiece, ‘WEDERKEER’, makes no exception, and proves why the Arnhem-based six-piece is one of the best, unrivaled and most exciting bands of their genre and beyond!
In a world of myths, nature and legends of the Veluwe, Netherlands, the concept album – based on the interpretations of the runes – is a powerful odyssey of the Self, deeply rooted in metal and folklore. ‘WEDERKEER’ (meaning to “return” or “revive”) invites the listener to take a step back from the incessant barrage of media and stimuli and look inside, find out who we are, what is driving us, what our values are, and what we’ve learned from life up until now.
The album was recorded at Sandlane Recording Facilities, mixed by Joost van den Broek and mastered by Darius van Helfteren. ‘WEDERKEER’ once again proves that HEIDEVOLK knows how to perfectly release proud hymns and direct, in-your-face metal songs, and the addition of broad choirs, various folk musicians, on vocals, violins, cello, bukkehorns and more traditional medieval instruments make ‘WEDERKEER’ not only a bombastic folk and pagan metal record at its best, but a glorious album return of HEIDEVOLK!
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